Engineering green hospitals: An imperative for a sustainable future

Sagarika Kamath, Rajesh Kamath, Lakshmi Kamath, Prajwal Salins, Biju Soman, Aswathi Raj, Reshma M.C. D’Souza

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Abstract

Climate change is an issue of grave international importance. It has an obvious direct impact on human health. The healthcare sector, which consumes a significantly substantial amount of resources through the construction and operation of complex hospitals and healthcare establishments, the use of modern technologies that are energy-intensive and the generation of a large amount of waste, has itself become a public health concern of some significance 1 . 10.6% of all energy utilized by commercial establishments in Brazil is by hospitals 2 . The National Health Service (NHS) in England, which is the country’s largest healthcare provider, accounts for almost one fourth of all emissions from the public sector in England: amounting to 18 million tons of Carbon dioxide per year

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)538-544
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology
Volume10
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-02-2019

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Kamath, S., Kamath, R., Kamath, L., Salins, P., Soman, B., Raj, A., & D’Souza, R. M. C. (2019). Engineering green hospitals: An imperative for a sustainable future. International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology, 10(2), 538-544.